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1849 & 1850 trial of Tower Adams, Gunsmith
In Response To: More on Tower Adams, Gunsmith ()

Abstracts of the Washington Reporter, Washington County, PA – 1848-1850 (Volume 7)

Wednesday, December 5, 1849

767. Our Court. Our Court adjourned on Saturday last, after a most laborious session of two weeks. The case of the Commonwealth vs. Tower ADAMS and Uriah HILTON, for the murder of John ROBINSON, was continued until next term.

Wednesday, February 27, 1850

856. Court Matters. Criminal business. Session commenced last Monday. Commonwealth vs. Tower ADAMS and Uriah HILTON, col’d. Indictment for the murder of John ROBINSON(colored), in the Borough of Washington on the night of September 18th, 1849. Ninety-six witnesses were examined. Verdict: “Not guilty.”


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